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The Firs Guesthouse

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Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of The Firs Guesthouse

The Firs Guesthouse

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRunswick Sands6 min walk
  • Popular LocationWest Cliff Beach8 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhitby Golf Club10 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)59 min drive

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About this area


Located in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, The Firs Guesthouse is in a rural area and near the beach. Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and Whitby Museum are cultural highlights, or if an activity is on the agenda, visit Whitby Golf Club. Don't miss out on a visit to Whitby Pavilion. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Runswick Sands - 6 min walk
  • West Cliff Beach - 8 min drive
  • Whitby Golf Club - 10 min drive
  • Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum - 12 min drive
  • Whitby Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Egton Station - 13 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 59 min drive


  • Breakfast Room — 1 min walk
  • Royal Hotel - 6 min walk
  • Badger Hounds - 18 min walk
  • Excelsior Fisheries - 4 min drive
  • Fox and Hounds Inn - 4 min drive

About this property

The Firs Guesthouse

4-star guesthouse with free breakfast and bar/lounge
The Firs Guesthouse is located at the top of the bank in Runswick Bay, offering Bed & Breakfast over ground floor and first floor en-suite accommodation. We are also pet friendly so you can bring you furry companions on holiday with you!
All rooms include a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a sofa or easy chairs to relax in, a radio or iPod docking station and free WiFi.
The firs offers off road private parking and our ground floor double rooms have been purposely built for mobility access and have wet room en-suites complete with grab rails and shower seats if needed.

Runswick Bay is situated within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and has recently being designated as a marine park as well. This astounding position offers the quietness of a quaint old fashioned fishing village with a beautiful sandy bay which is ideal for beachcombing, fossil finding, and cliff top walks.
The Firs Guesthouse offers 12 forms of accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bottles of water. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Saltburn-by-the-Sea guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • DVD player

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets stay for free
Dogs and cats welcome
4 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Firs B&B Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Firs Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Firs Guesthouse Saltburn-by-the-Sea
The Firs Guesthouse Guesthouse
The Firs Guesthouse Saltburn-by-the-Sea
The Firs Guesthouse Guesthouse Saltburn-by-the-Sea

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 39 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 39 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Runswick Bay - The Firs - Fantastic find
Amazing last minute find, Fantastic breakfast / great location and Pet friendly (we didn't have pets and you could choose to dine in a pet free room if that's a problem for you) Will definitely visit again. and yes the pathway 'back' uphill from Runswick Bay beach itself is a killer.. Choose to walk along the road back if you want to keep your heart rate steady..
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Not for us. We paid £292 for 2 adults and 1 child for 2 nights. For what we paid we are very disappointed. The standard did not reflect the price. The reviews I read stated it was exceptional, it Is far from this. The room was dated, it smelt and breakfast was passable. We didn’t realise it was a place where dogs could stay too. The staff were friendly and the shower was good. Wouldn’t stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
weekend stay in runswick bay
Good location easy reach to runswick bay beach ( down a very steep hill). 15 mins drive from Whitby and 6 mins from Staithes beach. Had measures in place due to COVID. Allocated time for breakfast, evening meal was available if you wanted to eat there. Found the bed and pillows very hard (personal preference). Found the cost a little high as I have stayed in simililar 4 star hotel for half the price. ? This normal price or price post COVID reopening
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay
Lovely hotel, with very friendly staff and the breakfast is fantastic. The location is brilliant for dropping into the resorts nearby and if you get there early enough, there’s a gorgeous little beach at Runswick Bay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect. Homemade cake on arrival and when room made up. Great location and all staff polite and friendly. 100% recommended
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019